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  Wind noise foam blocks on car
  Posted by: cangarooo on Sep-22-13 10:24 PM (EST)

Hi,I am using foam blocks and straps to transport my kayak on the car roof (no rack or bars), the noise is deafening.. I have read that you can reduce wind noise when you twist the straps..I am always twisting the tie down straps in front and back, should I also twist the top 2 main straps that go around the hull of the yak and through the car?
I have a sit in kayak with rather large cockpit, will adding a cockpit cover help?
Thanks much!

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  • Wind noise foam blocks on car - cangarooo - Sep-22-13 10:24 PM
    • Yes. - Big_D - Sep-23-13 4:24 PM

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  Posted by: Big_D on Sep-23-13 4:24 PM (EST)
I usually put the kayak on my roof upside down if I can. Getting a cockpit full of rain while it's on your roof can add a dangerous amount of weight. If it's upside down, then a cockpit cover probably won't make any difference.

As far as straps, put a single twist between the anchor point and where the strap makes contact with the kayak. It will help. Make sure they're tight.


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